Kenji Takagaki

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BACKGROUND Contrast medium-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a cardiovascular complication after myocardial infarction treated with emergency percutaneous coronary intervention. The aim of this randomized, sham-controlled trial was to evaluate the impact of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on CI-AKI in patients with ST-elevation myocardial(More)
A 80-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of chest pain. Electrocardiography revealed ST segment elevation in the I, aVL, and V1-V5 leads. Echocardiography revealed left ventricular apical aneurysmal change with ejection fraction of 31%. Coronary angiography showed no abnormalities. Creatine kinase was not elevated in her clinical course. The(More)
Japanese spotted fever (JSF) is severe and can progress to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with a poor prognosis. We considered whether patient factors are related to serious complications. Between August 1999 and March 2009, all patients with JSF and retrievable clinical data (age, gender, length of hospital stay, medication, comorbidities),(More)
A 48-year-old female carrier of Duchenne muscular dystrophy had developed congestive heart failure but had no skeletal muscle symptoms. She was admitted to our hospital complaining of palpitation in December 1998. Her three sons had Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Neurological examination was unremarkable with no evidence of muscle weakness. Serum creatine(More)
We report a case of a 69-year-old female patient diagnosed with an axillary-subclavian artery(ASA) aneurysm, 7 cm long and 4 cm in diameter. The aneurysm had recently developed during follow-up for aortic sinus dilation associated with Marfan syndrome, which had been diagnosed in 1987. The patient underwent corrective surgery for the ASA aneurysm, and the(More)
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